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1st  International Conference on Digital Information Management (ICDIM)
December 06-08, 2006
Christ College, Bangalore, India
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Plenary  Speaker for ICDIM 2006

Prof. Dr. Thomas Hess
University of Munich
Institute for Information Systems and New Media
80539 Munich

Prof. Dr. Thomas Hess is Professor for Management and Information Systems at the Munich School of Management, University of Munich, Germany, since October 2001. He is also director of the Institute for Information Systems and New Media at the same school, coordinator of the Munich “Center of Internet Research and Media Integration (ZIM)” and member of the Board of the “Center for Digital Technology and Management (CDTM)”, both located in Munich.

Prof. Hess was born in 1967 in Darmstadt, Germany. He studied at the Darmstadt University of Technology (Diploma in Information Systems) and at the St. Gallen University, Switzerland (Doctorate in Management). He worked as post-doc at Goettingen University, Germany and was visiting professor at the Nanyang University, Singapore and at the Turku School of Economics and Business Administation, Finland. Prof. Hess has also professional experiences as a management consultant, as a member of supervising boards, as a founder and as an assistant to the board of Bertelsmann AG.

His research interests include the impact of digital technologies on the media industry and management systems, the economics of information systems and media management. He is author of 10 books and over 45 articles. Additionally, he is editor or editorial board member of five journals including the “International Journal of Media Management”, “Journal of Digital Information Management” and the german “Journal of Controlling and Management”.

Plenary  Speaker for ICDIM 2006

Mr Antony Satyadas
Chief Competitive Marketing Officer
IBM Lotus Software
IEEE Senior Member
One Rogers Street
Cambridge, MA 02421, USA


Antony Satyadas (IEEE Senior Member) is the Chief Competitive Marketing Officer for IBM Lotus Software focused on worldwide US$1B+ Competitive initiatives. He has 22 years of worldwide consulting, marketing, and research experience with Fortune 500 and government. His expertise includes competitive strategies, intelligent systems, knowledge innovation, workplace solutions, and enterprise SOA.
His prior roles in IBM included Program Director/WW tech leader for on  demand workplace solutions working closely with IBM Global Services, driving WW IBM public sector workplace solutions business, WW business leader for knowledge discovery driving marketing management, Lotus Director driving strategic alliances in KM with Accenture, CGE&Y, TCS, and large ISVs, and providing technical leadership to hundreds of consultants/architects and winning and executing projects for IBM Software Services. Before IBM, Antony focused 10+ years on technology innovation
and leadership for Perot systems, Bellsouth Telecom, Department of Energy  -Petroleum Reservoir Characterization, and entreprenual initiatives in healthcare, pharmacy, and intelligent systems. He spend 5 years in the Design office automation industry in India (Hindustan Computers Ltd, OMC Ltd) before moving to USA. 
Antony has 50+ publications, conducts courses (IEEE, AIAA, NATO, KM World) and workshops worldwide. He is active with IT Analysts and Press as an IBM Spokesperson. He has been a invited keynote speaker at various international events; associate editor for Elsevier, International journals of hybrid intelligent systems as well as Computational Intelligence Research, Oxford University Press; and co-editor for IEEE SMC transactions and Elsevier journal special issues. He is a member/program chair for 30+ international scientific/advisory committees and several IBM business partners' technical advisory boards and IBM architecture boards.


Web 3.0 and Information on Demand - emerging value

Abstract of the talk


The industry and academia are actively pursuing web 2.0 and social computing initiatives to deliver new paradigms and additional business value. From dogears to mashups, and blogs and wikis to advanced searches, and eclipse, linux, and ODF, the industry is hot with new business models and paradigm shifts and supporting research initiatives. While this is on the move, we are seeing new opportunities for leveraging virtual reality and computational intelligence to move towards web 3.0, the next generation of capabilities, today. This sets the stage for leveraging even more value from Information on demand frameworks.

We will focus on desiderata and customer industry scenarios and discuss technologies that will drive web 3.0. Implications to the academia,  research community and businesses.


Plenary  Speaker for ICDIM 2006


Professor Ajith Abraham
School of Computer Science and Engineering
Chung-Ang University
Seoul. Korea




Dr. Abraham's research and development experience includes over 15 years in the Industry and Academia spanning different countries in Australia, America,  Asia and Europe. Main research interests are in advanced computational intelligence with a focus on hybridizing intelligent techniques (Nature Inspired Hybrid Intelligent Systems) involving connectionist network learning, fuzzy inference systems, swarm intelligence, evolutionary computation, distributed artificial intelligence, multi-agent systems and other heuristics. He has authored/co-authored over 250 + peer-reviewed articles and some of the works have also won best paper awards at international conferences.

Currently, he is an academic under the IITA Professorship Program funded by the South Korean Government. He is also a Researcher at Rovira i Virgili University, Spain and also holds an Adjunct
Professor appointment in Jinan University, China and Dalian Maritime University, China. He received Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Monash University, Australia and a Master of Science degree from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

He is the editor-in-chief / co-editor in chief of three international scientific journals and also serves the editorial board of several reputed International journals. He has guest edited 16 special issues
for International scientific journals. Since 2001, he is actively involved in the Hybrid Intelligent Systems (HIS) and the Intelligent Systems Design and Applications (ISDA) series of International
conferences. He is the General Co-Chair of The Sixth International Conference on Intelligent Systems Design and Applications (ISDA'06), Jinan, China and the Program Co-Chair of the Second International Conference on Next Generation Web Services Practices (NWeSP'06), Seoul, Korea and The Sixth International Conference on Hybrid Intelligent Systems (HIS'06), Auckland, New Zealand.

Business Intelligence and Web Mining

Abstract of the talk


The rapid e-commerce growth has made both business community and customers face a new situation. Due to intense competition on the one hand and the customer's option to choose from several alternatives, the business community has realized the necessity of intelligent marketing strategies and relationship management. Web usage mining attempts to discover useful knowledge from the secondary data obtained from the interactions of the users with the Web. Web usage mining has become very critical for effective Web site management, creating adaptive Web sites, business and support services, personalization, network traffic flow analysis and so on. This talk presents the important concepts of Web usage mining and its various practical applications. Further a web usage mining framework based on some natural computation techniques is presented. Proposed framework is compared with several clustering techniques like self organizing maps, fuzzy clustering, ant colony clustering and function approximation techniques namely artificial neural networks, genetic programming and fuzzy inference system etc. The results are graphically illustrated and the practical significance is discussed in detail.

Plenary  Speaker for ICDIM 2006

Professor Charles A. SHONIREGUN

University of East London. UK

Charles A. SHONIREGUN, has taught in many universities and colleges in the UK and abroad. He is a renowned researcher and consultant in Internet security, and an elected member of the University of East London Academic Board. He has degrees from the University of East London (BSc (HONS), MSc, PGCLTHE, and PhD), and a professional member of the British Computer Society (MBCS), Chartered Engineer (CEng), Chartered IT Professional (CITP), Information Risk Management and Audit (IRMA), Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), IEEE, IEEE Task Force on E-commerce, IEEE Technical Committee, Fellow of the Institution of Analysts and Programmers (FIAP) and a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce (FRSA). He has also undertaken consultancy for various industrial sectors at the global platform and has over 15 years experience in the telecommunications industry. He is also the founder of and He is a guest speaker to many universities in the UK and abroad on issues relating to his research and consultancy area. His research interests are in the fields of Internet security, risks assessment of technology-enabled information, electronic and mobile commerce (emC), telecommunications and applied information systems. He has served as a member of Executive and Technical Program Committees of many international conferences. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal for Infonomics (IJI), International Journal for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions (IJITST), an author, co-author, visiting and distinguished visiting professor in ‘Applied Internet Security and Information Systems’, and External Assessor to many universities.